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Brian Leonard | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
College: Rutgers

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Saints waived RB Brian Leonard.
It's a sign that Pierre Thomas or Khiry Robinson could return this week. Leonard spent just six days on the Saints roster. Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:31:00 PM

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Saints signed RB Brian Leonard.

Leonard got the contract over fellow free agent RBs Mikel Leshoure, Andre Brown, and Tim Hightower, who all worked out for New Orleans this week. Leonard has experience in blitz pickup, but won't be a fantasy threat whatsoever.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Brian Leonard rushed for 35 yards on five carries in Week 17 against the Saints.

Leonard appeared in all 16 games this season and rushed for 182 yards on 47 carries and caught 29 passes for 179 yards. It was actually his most productive season since his rookie year of 2007 with the Rams. Leonard is set to become a free agent in March and should find a gig as a quality pass protector and third-down back.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Brian Leonard caught one pass for four yards in Tampa's Week 16 loss to the Rams.

Leonard was held without a carry as Bobby Rainey got bottled up for 37 yards on 20 carries. An impending free agent, Leonard is going to have trouble getting guaranteed money on the open market.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Bucs RB Brian Leonard rushed once for 12 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 15 loss to the 49ers.

Clear lead back Bobby Rainey handled 12 touches. Purely from a fantasy perspective, Leonard has been worthless since the Bucs installed Rainey ahead of him following Doug Martin and Mike James' year-ending injuries.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Brian Leonard rushed seven times for 26 yards in the Bucs' Week 14 win over the Bills.

He did not get involved in the passing game, which is ordinarily Leonard's bread and butter. His carries were spiked a bit by the fact that the Bucs were winning all day and it became a 27-6 blowout victory by game's end. Leonard is just a low-upside Bobby Rainey handcuff for fantasy football purposes.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Brian Leonard was held without a carry in Tampa's Week 13 loss to the Panthers, catching two passes for 10 yards.

Buried behind Bobby Rainey on the depth chart, Leonard has just four touches over his past two games. He's off the PPR-league radar for the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Brian Leonard rushed once for three yards and caught a three-yard pass in the Bucs' Week 12 win over Detroit.

Bobby Rainey got 18 carries. Leonard has clearly been phased out of the backfield and won't be worth fantasy consideration in Week 13 at Carolina.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Brian Leonard managed 16 yards on four carries and caught four passes for 21 yards in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Falcons.

The Bucs rode the hot hand in this one, and Bobby Rainey had it. Leonard did not. Now a fullback/change-of-pace behind Rainey with Mike James and Doug Martin on I.R., Leonard offers very little fantasy appeal in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Coach Greg Schiano said he expects to use Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey in a timeshare going forward.

Doug Martin (shoulder) is on injured reserve and Mike James (ankle) is about to join him. In Monday night's win over the Dolphins, Leonard got 22 touches and Rainey got nine, but Rainey was the one doing work in the crucial fourth quarter. He got the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard scamper to the edge. "That's probably how we'll have to go -- ham and egging with those two guys and see what we can do," Schiano said. Look for Leonard to be the early-down pounder and Rainey to be mixed in as the change-of-pace back. The touch split should be similar to the one we've seen with Rashard Mendenhall/Andre Ellington and BenJarvus Green-Ellis/Gio Bernard. Neither back will be much more than a flex play going forward.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Brian Leonard rushed for 57 yards on 20 carries in Week 10 against the Dolphins.

Leonard added two catches for 16 yards. After Mike James fractured his left ankle on the opening drive, Leonard was thrust into lead-back duties. He looked okay on his first few totes but predictably wore down and ceded work to Bobby Rainey, who showed more juice as a runner. James is "out indefinitely." If we were to guess, we'd bet Rainey handles early-down work while Leonard sticks to his passing-down duties in Week 11 against the Falcons. Leonard will be worth a look in deeper PPR leagues, but don't count on him carrying the rock 20 times in one game again.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:21:00 AM

Brian Leonard rushed five times for 20 yards and caught four passes for 48 yards in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to Seattle.

Leonard is the No. 2 back in Tampa Bay behind Mike James, and will stay in that role until Doug Martin (shoulder) returns, assuming that happens at all. Leonard is not worth owning in 10- and 12-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Brian Leonard had just one carry for seven yards in Thursday night's Week 8 loss to the Panthers.

Leonard played on all third downs and got "passing back" work over Mike James, finishing with six catches for 32 yards on seven targets. Even with Doug Martin (shoulder) out indefinitely, Leonard should remain off the fantasy radar.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:25:00 AM

Bucs RB/FB Brian Leonard rushed ten times for 38 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's third preseason game at Miami.

He added one catch for no gain. Although Peyton Hillis and rookie Mike James are also in the mix, Leonard was the starting tailback with Doug Martin (head) held out against the Dolphins as a precaution. Through three preseason games, Leonard has 16 carries for 61 yards (3.81 YPC) and two touchdowns. He's caught two passes. Leonard may be the slight favorite for snaps were Martin to suffer an in-season injury, but it's a handcuff situation to avoid.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:23:00 PM

The Bucs see FB/RB Brian Leonard as a third-down option.

The Bucs' backfield is starting to take shape. Doug Martin is the every-down back and bellcow. When he needs an early-down breather, Michael Smith or Peyton Hillis will come on. When he asks out on third downs, Leonard will get the call. None of these backup-caliber players are a threat to Martin's workload.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 09:09:00 AM

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